Sylvia Forbes

Sylvia Forbes – Bio


Sylvia is a freelance dance/movement educator, choreographer and performer. She studied at the VCA and gained her Post. Grad. Dip., in choreography, and then her dance therapy certificate at Melbourne University. Sylvia also writes stories for children.

The Impact of Performance as a Therapeutic Experience

Edition: 2004 Vol. 3 No. 3

performance, aged care, choreography, touch, rehearsals, transformation

The making of the the performance ‘Paper Dolls’ – a part truth part fiction dance theatre work written and choreographed by DMT Sylvia Forbes is described from it’s inception, with a focus on the main 84 year old character “Connie’. Performed by a multi-aged all female cast ranging from seven to eighty-four years, it required regular rehearsals that supported Connie to¬†experience many therapeutic benefits. The changes in Connie are affirmed by her family’s reflections on her engagement in the project. (pp 23-24)

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